Critical Thinking, Second Edition, distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical reading as an essential skill. It also provides detailed coverage of argument analysis, diagnostic arguments, diagnostic patterns, and fallacies.
Opening with two chapters on analytical reading that help students recognize what makes reasoning explicitly different from other expository activities, the text then presents an interrogative model of argument to guide them in the analysis and evaluation of reasoning. This model allows a detailed articulation of 'inference to the best explanation' and gives students a view of the pervasiveness of this form of reasoning. The author demonstrates how many common argument types from correlations to sampling can be analyzed using this articulated form. He then extends the model to deal with several predictive and normative arguments and to display the value of the fallacy vocabulary.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Oxford Univ Press Usa|
|Ano da edição||2012|
|Número de Páginas||410|